I would like to welcome a new member into the Dynasty family, a week after he and his wife welcomed a new child into their own family. Johnny Lujan, a Triple A pitcher with the New York Mets, had his first child; a daughter named Eden Isabella Lujan. We wish Johnny, his wife Erica, and his new daughter all of the best.
Here is a little bit about Johnny Lujan’s past in MLB-affiliated baseball. Lujan was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft. In 2007, he move to the Chicago White Sox organization after being traded for catcher Chris Stewart. He spent the past three years with the White Sox, but the Sox never protected Lujan by putting him on their 40-man roster. Lujan was eligible in this past year’s Rule 5 Draft, and the New York Mets snagged him in the Triple A phase. Johnny will be reporting to Major League Spring Training this weekend, a little bit late, due to the birth of his first child as mentioned above. Without a doubt, though, he is ready to play, and he now has an extra incentive to make it up to the big leagues.
If Johnny can limit his walks and maintain his control on the mound, he will definitely be called up by the end of the year. From 2008 to 2009, Lujan was able to increase his K/9, decrease his BB/9, and decrease his WHIP to a respectable 1.35. I was shocked when I read that in 58.2 innings pitched, Lujan only gave up 1 homerun. We are excited to represent our second player in the Mets organization, and one who is close to the big stage.
This will be the first player that Dynasty represents in conjunction with an outside entity. Steve Weinberg, who has represented Johnny Lujan in the past, will continue to serve as Johnny Lujan’s primary agent.